DASTA Partners with EarthCheck to deliver low carbon tourism in Thailand
Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA)
has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with EC3 Global, the
owner of the international EarthCheck Certification program, to
assist Thailand to deliver its Low Carbon Tourism initiative.
The signing of the MoC signals Thailand's strong commitment to
sustainable tourism and to protecting the beauty of its communities
for current and future generations to enjoy.
DASTA has a mandate to promote and support sustainable tourism
development in Thailand through disseminating best practices and
providing support services to assist with the achievement of
sustainable development outcomes across its destinations.
At the signing of the MoC, DASTA Director-General, Nalikatibhag
Sangsnit, said he is looking forward to the positive benefits the
partnership will bring to Thailand communities and tourism
"DASTA recognises the opportunity to work with local
authorities, local communities and commercial operators to realise
their full tourism potential.
"The Low Carbon Tourism initiative will focus on the measurement
of CO2 reduction and assist tourism enterprises and the
communities in which they operate to deliver better environmental,
social and economic outcomes," said Mr Sangsnit.
Stewart Moore, EC3 Global and EarthCheck CEO, said the
partnership between DASTA and EC3 Global would enable each party to
jointly promote and deliver a comprehensive set of tourism
development, planning and design services and solutions to tourism
operators, communities and destinations across Thailand.
"The international EarthCheck benchmarking and certification
program will be translated into Thai and will be used to assist in
underpinning the delivery of Low Carbon Tourism in Thailand.
"The delivery of the project will also be supported by a wide
variety of training and resource materials provided with assistance
from agencies such as International Labour Organisation (ILO), the
EarthCheck Research Institute and PATA," said Mr Moore.
EC3 Global is an international sustainability solutions and
advisory group with more than 1,300 clients in 73 countries. EC3
Global's sustainability programs currently support communities in a
diverse range of locations from Mexico and Latin American through
to the Caribbean, Iceland and New Zealand.
About EC3 Global
EC3 Global is an international tourism and environmental
management and advisory group which was developed by the
Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC), the
world's largest dedicated research centre specialising in
sustainable tourism and research.
EC3 Global work with clients to:
Plan, manage and achieve business, development and marketing
Set and achieve sustainability goals with a triple bottom line
Implement programs to achieve these objectives.
Its global community of clients have access to experienced
project managers and allied professionals, as well as global
tourism best practice and research.
EarthCheck, managed and owned by EC3 Global, is an
internationally recognised environmental management and
certification program with members in over 70 countries. The
program improves operational performance of member organisations
and reduces costs. Recent studies show that 6 million people a week
are impacted by EarthCheck's branded solutions. The company takes a
scientific and systematic approach to risk mitigation and
legislative requirements and is regarded as one of the world's
best-practice environmental sustainability leaders.
Visit: www.earthcheck.org and www.ec3global.com
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